Date: 18th December 2019 at 7:00am
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West Brom are reportedly one of multiple clubs interested in signing Sheffield Wednesday fullback Morgan Fox, whose contract with the Owls expires at the end of this season.

According to TEAMtalk, West Brom, as well as Nottingham Forest, Derby County and Huddersfield Town are all interested in signing the 26-year-old Wales international who has enjoyed a promising season with Wednesday, with stats from Transfermarkt showing that the 26-year-old defender has managed 15 appearances in the Championship this campaign, scoring just once.

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With the Owls fighting it out for a play-off spot in the Championship table as Garry Monk’s side currently sit in fifth in the standings, the former Birmingham City manager will seemingly be keen to keep one of his regular first-team defenders at the club until the end of the season, and for West Brom, an extra left-back doesn’t seem to make much sense.

As graphs from Transfermarkt show, West Brom are fairly stacked in the left-back position heading into the January transfer window with the club already boasting the likes of Nathan Ferguson, Kieran Gibbs and Conor Townsend.

Although there are strong rumours to suggest that Ferguson could leave the club in January as reported by The Sun with the teenager’s contract also expiring next summer, West Brom still have some talent options to fill in at left-back, namely Gibbs who brings with him a huge amount of Premier League experience as well as senior leadership in the dressing room.

Fox would make sense if the departure of Ferguson was a foregone conclusion, but with The Athletic recently reporting that a new contract is on the table for the defender and the Baggies already boasting some impressive names in the left-back spot, a move the Welsh star doesn’t seem to make much sense.

 

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